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Self-Rising Crunchy Sugar Cookies

Author: Sue Gray

Self-Rising Crunchy Sugar Cookies  Recipe

These cookies are delectably light and crunchy, thanks to the mellow protein level of our self-rising flour.

At a glance

4 dozen cookies
Nutrition information


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  1. Beat together the vegetable shortening or butter (see "tips," below), sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Mix in the egg, then the flour. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, then mix again, until thoroughly combined.
  3. Chill the dough for 30 minutes or longer, to make it less sticky and easier to work with.
  4. Near the end of the chilling period, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Grease or line with parchment two baking sheets.
  6. Place 1/4 cup granulated or coarse white sparkling sugar in a bowl.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to make 1" to 1 1/2" balls. Drop them into the sugar, then place the balls sugar side up onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2" between cookies; they’ll spread as they bake.
  8. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. The cookies will puff up and look soft, but they’ll fall and become crisp/crunchy as they cool.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven. Let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely. Store well-wrapped cookies at room temperature for a week or so; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 26g, 2 cookies
  • Servings Per Batch 24
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 110
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat .5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
  • Dietary Fiber og
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.